Top 10 Words for Valentine's Day

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Definition:

foolish or extravagant love or admiration

Example:

"And you are infatuated, which is a very different thing from love. Infatuation is like a roller coaster ride – crazy, scary and somewhat fun, while love is something more down to earth, less exhilarating, less dramatic but more real." – letter to Salon.com, January 6, 2011

About the word:

An infatuation, by definition, is an emotion that shouldn't be taken too seriously. The word's etymology makes the same point. It traces back to the Latin for "foolish" or "silly," as does another insulting term: fatuous.

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